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When is the Anniversary Event for Overwatch 2021?

The Anniversary Event for Overwatch is expected for May 2021.
The Anniversary Event for Overwatch is expected for May 2021. / Photo by Blizzard Entertainment

When is the Anniversary Event for Overwatch 2021? This year will be Overwatch's fifth anniversary, and the annual Anniversary Event will be highly anticipated.

When is the Anniversary Event for Overwatch 2021?

Overwatch launched for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 24, 2016. As such, the Anniversary Event would fall on the third week of May. Updates usually roll out on Tuesdays, and previous Anniversary events have arrived on Tuesdays with an exception in 2019.

In 2021, the Anniversary Event is expected to start May 18. The event will run three weeks, and would end on June 8.

The Anniversary Event will bring new skins, sprays and other cosmetics in addition to the collection of Anniversary items from previous years. This means you can buy cosmetics you missed out on with the usual triple event credit mark up.

The event itself typically isn't themed around anything specific, but there are tons of fun and unique items to get. This event is where pop culture and self references come to shine, like Genji's "You need healing" line and Mei's Honeydew Skin.

Since this year is the game's fifth anniversary, we're hoping that Blizzard has something special planned for the big milestone.